Temple Owls Fly High In Opener

Unlike the past few meetings between these teams, this game was no contest, as Temple clawed past Villanova 42-7. There were many positives in the game, most notably the strong play of Junior running back Bernard Pierce, who had been hampered by injuries throughout his college career. Pierce rushed for 147 yards on 20 carries and scored three touchdowns.¬†Quarterback Mike Gerardi had a solid game, completing 14 of 20 passes for 235 yards and two TDs. Temple’s defense dominated the game, holding the Wildcats to 275 total yards and forcing four turnovers. Next weekend, the Owls go to Akron to face the Zips. Two weeks from now, they take on Goliath, Penn State. Hopefully, Penn State will beat Alabama next week and then come to Linc taking Temple lightly. Temple hasn’t beaten Penn State since before World War II. This might be their best chance. Photo from the Associated Press.

Temple's Bernard Pierce runs in for his third touchdown of an NCAA college football game against Villanova, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, in Philadelphia. Temple won 42-7.

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One Response to Temple Owls Fly High In Opener

  1. Jackson Kapp says:

    My school Drexel U. has not lost a football game since 1972.

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